Marijuana is a scheduled class one narcotic by the State of Texas and the United States government, but I think it is not a dangerous drug at all, but a medication that is used by many different people for many different reasons.
I have met Iraqi war vets that receive money from the Veterans Administration to pay for their marijuana medication. These vets have severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and have found that marijuana makes them happy, helps them sleep and overall improves their quality of life.
I have even recently watched a special, YouTube video that shows parents giving their children doses of cannabidiol to help the children deal with illnesses.
This is a link to a documentary that explains that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the two main elements found in marijuana: http://youtu.be/Q9CjiTxKVl0
How can something that treats medical conditions be bad for you? Radiation treats many medical conditions, but it’s bad for you. So does chemotherapy.
In fact, getting caught with marijuana will get you kicked out of school, or worse, jail time. But I have imagined a life where marijuana is legal and as acceptable as drinking alcohol. And I am not the only one.
There are local National Organization to Reform of Marijuana Laws’ groups who are fighting to legalize marijuana in Fort Worth. NORML led the way in the past, in Colorado and Washington state elections. These states got bills passed that made marijuana legal for recreational use.
I think it is only a matter of time until marijuana is legal in Texas and in the United States. After all, the Baby Boomers are dying out, and the Generation Xers and Yers are coming into power.
And here is a link to the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of NORML: http://www.dfwnorml.org/
That is only my opinion, but “Google” it sometime. You will find the same results as I did. In fact, I never have read a single story about someone dying from marijuana use.